ITCM slept here

ITCM slept here logoA series of personal reports on selected hotels by ITCM staff

A great downtown location in Prague

Corinthia Prague

Michelle Chenery reports on a stay at the Corinthia

Prague is an extremely popular destination for corporate groups. The hotel that was chosen by ITCM would add interest and depth to anyone’s visit to the Czech capital. It is a visitor attraction in itself, as well as offering all that an organiser could require for a successful event.
The Corinthia Hotel Prague was formerly the Forum Hotel and was one of the last buildings to be designed and constructed by the army during the Communist regime. It is one of the two remaining today. This accounts for the quirky elements I discovered around the property.

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Ashdown Park – a stately Sussex venue

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Roger St Pierre enjoys a wonderful setting for upbeat events

Mid-way between London and the South Coast, the hidden valleys and glorious upland heaths of the Ashdown Forest are justly recognised as ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Amid all that wonderful scenery stands stately Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, an outstanding venue offering a raft of corporate event and incentives amenities.
Ease of access is essential for a smooth-running event and this 106-bedroom property, although set in deepest Sussex, is in close proximity to the M25 and London Gatwick Airport is within an hour’s drive, given a fair wind.

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A Grand Hotel in every way

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Roger St Pierre experiences a transformed Eastbourne

Like other towns dotted along England’s South Coast, Eastbourne has been steadily reinventing itself. For ‘geriatric’, now read ‘young and trendy’.
The place once scorned as being ‘Zimmer Frame City’ now has two universities and a burgeoning student population, a thriving artistic community, an abundance of stylish places at which to eat and drink, plus concomitant property prices. The froth is now as much on the coffee as it is on the wave-pounded shingle beach.

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‘Budget boutique’ arrives in the City

Motel One

Sydney Paulden tries out Motel One London-Tower Hill

I stayed overnight at Motel One London-Tower Hill because I was intrigued and had to discover exactly what it is. This property opened in December 2014 in a location that basically marks the very centre of the City of London. From my room on the 12th of 15 floors I could almost reach out and touch the Gherkin, the City’s iconic building until the opening of The Shard, which I could see from another of my three windows.

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It’s Bath time!

Royal Crescent

Roger St. Pierre experiences The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in a beautiful British spa town

Close to 90,000 people call the World Heritage City of Bath their home and each year they welcome more than a million overnighting visitors, whilst a further 3.8m come for a day’s outing.
With two universities, a thriving artistic community and an enticing checklist of museums, theatres, sporting and cultural venues, plus world-class shopping and a wealth of superb architecture, carved from the locally sourced honey-coloured sandstone, this Wessex wonder sits on the banks of the delightful River Avon.

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